The exceptionally talented Cheshire violinist Sophie Rosa, who is an integral member of one of Europe’s leading chamber orchestras, Camerata Nordica, will perform at the MBNA Chester Music Festival next week.
Sophie, 27, lives in Northwich but has been playing with Camerata Nordica for three years and contributed to the Swedish ensemble’s latest albums, Britten: Works for String Orchestra and Visions Fugitives, which received rave reviews across the world.
When Sophie is not flying to Sweden to rehearse with the ensemble in the picturesque coastal town of Oskarshamn, she regularly performs throughout the UK and abroad.
Sophie was educated at Chetham’s School of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music. Among her long list of accolades, she won second prize and audience prize at the second Manchester International Violin Competition 2011.
In 2006 she was a finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition and was the first prize winner of the Lions European Music Competition, Cannes.
She has also received the RNCM Gold Medal and been awarded the Worshipful Company of Musicians Silver Medal in recognition of her musical achievements, in addition to the prestigious MBF Ian Fleming Charitable Trust Award.
After completing her Masters degree with distinction, Sophie completed the RNCM International Artist Diploma in Solo Performance and furthered her studies in the US, where she has been mentored by Midori Goto, Miriam Fried and Donald Weilerstein.
Sophie will perform at the MBNA Chester Music Festival on Friday, June 5 and has a new CD coming out later this summer with music by Franck, Ravel and Ysaÿe.
For full programme details and to buy tickets visit www.chestermusicfestival.co.uk call 0845 241 7868.